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Charles “Ray” Upshaw
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Obituary for Charles “Ray” Upshaw

Charles “Ray” Upshaw, age 70, of Winston, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017. He was born in Rome, Georgia on December 19, 1946, the son of the late C.F. Upshaw and the late Ina Mae Richards Upshaw. He served in the United States Air Force. He was a mandated Peace Officer and worked in various capacities in the law enforcement field and trained & instructed in the United States and abroad. Ray was a unique individual. He was a member of MENSA, had an entrepreneurial spirit—always looking for the next adventure. He loved his dogs, going to casinos, hunting, cooking—especially barbeque. He once bought a barbeque restaurant. Ray was a devoted family man and he was a Baptist.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one niece, Gretchen Anderson.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years: Brenda Heath Upshaw; step-children: Shannon McPherson and her husband, Mitch, and Brett Heath, all of Winston, Georgia; sister: Jane Mitchell of Tampa, Florida; brother and sister-in-law: Lee and Rhonda Upshaw of Rome, Georgia; grandson: Chase Harmon of Ringgold, Georgia.

In accordance with Ray’s wishes, his body was cremated.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 P.M. at Hightower’s Memorial Chapel.

A celebration of Ray’s life will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Hightower’s Memorial Chapel in Douglasville. Family and friends are asked to share their memories during the service.

You may share your thoughts and condolences online at www.hightowersmemorial.com

Hightower’s Memorial Chapel of Douglasville, Georgia has charge of the arrangements. 770-489-2818


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Saturday

2

Dec

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Hightower's Memorial Chapel - Douglasville, GA

7034 Broad Street
Douglasville, GA 30134

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Saturday

2

Dec

2:00 PM
Hightower's Memorial Chapel - Douglasville, GA

7034 Broad Street
Douglasville, GA 30134

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